As the youngest contributor to this blog, who graduated from college not so long ago, I think it’s safe to assume that, among my fellow Minnesota Litigator colleagues, I’m the most recent attendee of a fraternity party (hopefully). For the unfamiliar, these parties follow a standard formula: a fraternity house, cheap and abundant liquor (see […]

It seems like the buzzer in the U of M/Tubby Smith/Jimmy Williams case has finally sounded. As reported by the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed Williams’ $1 million jury award against the University of Minnesota and men’s basketball coach Orlando Henry “Tubby” Smith for negligent misrepresentation. Justice Christopher Dietzen, writing for majority […]

“Let me check with my client to make sure everything is Kosher.” I have heard this phrase, or some similar iteration, countless times to make sure certain terms or conditions were acceptable or legitimate, but never to make sure something was actually Kosher. It looks like some local lawyers are going to have to do just […]

For anyone who has followed Jeff Anderson’s legal assault against priests in the Catholic Church (and the Pope) for alleged sexual abuse of children, it should come as no surprise that Mr. Anderson has filed the first civil lawsuit against in the Penn State/Gerry Sandusky scandal.  The Complaint was filed in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia […]

A guest at a house along with his parents, a three year-old child climbed on an unsecured empty bookcase, which fell on him and caused serious injuries. The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmance of the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the land-owner/defendants. The courts all held, […]